A Justice Court judge in Moss Point, Mississippi, was killed Wednesday. Her son, the suspect in her homicide, is also dead at the hands of police.
Moss Point police officers found long time Justice Court Judge Sheila Jackson Osgood, 65, murdered Wednesday. The man suspected of her murder is Gregory Jackson Jr. her 45-year-old son. Jackson was shot and killed by police officers.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Moss Point police officers were dispatched to the 3600 block of Davis Street for a welfare check. The officers checked the home but did not contact anyone there.
According to a press release from the Moss Point Police Department, officers were again dispatched to the residence about an hour later, this time for a disturbance. The officers heard gunshots after they arrived, and as they approached the door of the house, Jackson charged them brandishing a large knife. He did not respond to several demands from officers to drop his weapon and continued to advance on them. The officers shot Jackson, fatally wounding him.
Officers then entered the residence and found Judge Osgood laying on the floor, the apparent victim of a homicide.
The shootings are under investigation by the Jackson County district attorney’s office, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department. In accordance with Moss Point Police Department policy, the officers involved have been placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation by an outside agency. The names of the officers will be withheld until the case is presented to the grand jury. No officers were injured during this incident.